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Fact Check-Country singer Jake Flint’s death not caused by COVID vaccine

Representatives for country music singer Jake Flint said the singer did not die due to complications from the COVID-19 vaccine, contrary to false claims shared by social media users online.

Examples can be seen (here) and (here) .

Comments on the posts include: “It’s so impactful when you know they got the vax,” “Pandemic of the vaccinated,” “Clot shot strikes again?” and “it’s the death jab again ....more to come.”

News organizations reported that 37-year-old Flint died in his sleep hours after his wedding on Nov. 26, 2022 (here), (here), (here).

“I can verify from them, and from my own personal knowledge, that Jake Flint’s sudden and tragic death was not related in any way to the COVID-19 vaccine,” Clif Doyal, publicist for Flint, told Reuters via email. “Pending an official autopsy report there will be no further comment.”

An image of a vaccination card that appears in the posts appears to originate from a post by Flint. On April 21, 2021, Flint had posted his COVID-19 vaccination card on his Instagram account (here) with the text: “Fully Vaxed to the max and ready to make some tracks to Halifax or wherever else. Key West preferably.”

VERDICT

False. There is no evidence that country music singer Jake Flint died due to the COVID-19 vaccine. His publicist said that his death was unrelated to the vaccine.

Update Dec. 7, 2022: Corrected spelling error on a name in paragraph 5.

This article was produced by the Reuters Fact Check team. Read more about our fact-checking work  here  .         

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